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Nathan Lippicott

How to Renew Your FORTIFIED Home Certificate

Your FORTIFIED Home certificate has an expiration date. Every 5 years, a renewal inspection from a FORTIFIED Evaluator is required to maintain your home’s significant status.

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What YOU need to know about your FORTIFIED Gold Certificate Renewal

Your certificate has an expiration date (currently March of the year your home was finished being built.) You must renew your certificate before March of the following year to maintain your certificate’s validity. If you fail to renew your certificate after the year of expiration, this can be a very costly mistake…

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Fortified
Danielle

Let’s talk about renewals

If you’re familiar with our FORTIFIED program, you might know that your designation certificate is only valid for 5 years.

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Inspections
Danielle

Advice From Your Local Home Inspector

Today we are bringing you the “Dear Abby” of Home Inspections. This report is the one thing standing between you and your next home. It is the single document that can terminate the sale or seal the deal.

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Fortified
Danielle

The Difference Between a Home Inspection and an Appraisal

If you’re involved in real estate, then you have probably come across these two important terms: appraisal and inspection. While they may seem to be looking at the same areas of a property, they usually have different goals, explains John Haas of Haas Properties.

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Fortified
Danielle

What Does a FORTIFIED™ Evaluator Do?

Hiring a FORTIFIED™ Evaluator is the most important step in getting your certificate. In a previous post, we talked about how to hire a FORTIFIED™ Evaluator. Today we’re going to outline how your evaluator will help you.

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Fortified
Danielle

I made changes to my house, now what?

In a previous post we talked about changes that can put your for FORTIFIED™ Certificate at risk. But what if you have already made those changes?

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Fortified
Danielle

How to Hire a FORTIFIED™ Evaluator

You need to renew your FORTIFIED™ Certificate every 5 years and you will need to hire a FORTIFIED™ Evaluator to renew your certificate each time. You can choose a new evaluator every 5 years or you can stay with your previous evaluation company. Here are some things to consider when making this decision.

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Fortified
Danielle

Don’t Risk your FORTIFIED™ Re-Designation!

Re-designation is usually a simple process, however, many homeowners do not know that they can put their certificate at risk. Making changes to the exterior of your home without the proper documentation might be problematic. Whether it be a new roof or an addition don’t risk your FORTIFIED ™ Certificate; call Knockout Inspections today!

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